Mother's Day Flower Pot
by Keleigh May on May 7th, 2015

What you will need:
  • Flower Pot
  • Photo Safe Glue (I used Elmer's Spray)
  • Puffy Paint
  • Outdoor Mod Podge
  • Outdoor Paint
  • Pictures (I put my family's faces all over stock flowers photos)

Creating Your Mother's Day Flower Pot

With your puffy paint, write your message along the top of the flower pot and let dry.   When your pot is finished, this part will be raised and offer a three dimensional look.
After the puffy paint has dried, paint the pot with a coat of outdoor paint (I used white as my base).  Don't stress about covering every part with the first coat.  After each coat of paint has dried, apply another coat and repeat until desired color/coverage has been reached.
Cut out your flower pictures and glue around the flower pot making
sure to leave space in between each picture. I tested where I wanted my photos to go using painters tape. 
Let your pictures dry completely before decorating.
I painted the top of my pot a metallic blue to let it stand out from the rest of the pot.  To complete the "flower" pot, add green stems and leaves to your flower pictures.  Once all paint has dried, paint on a layer of Mod Podge.  This will act as a barrier to outside elements and keep your pot looking great all year long.
Add soil and plant your Mother's favorite flower and enjoy!

Happy Mother's Day

There are some things that all Moms just love.  Pictures of their loved ones and fresh plants, are 2 of those things. This idea combines both of these.  Last year, I wanted Tucker and I to create a decorative flower pot, but it could not be the typical hand print on a pot, it had to be unique.  What could a nearly 30-year old daughter make that was cute and fun for her mommy?  Then the idea hit me, turn each member of the family into a flower.  I used stock images of flowers and put our faces in the middle of them.  I glued them on the pot, waterproofed it with some Mod Podge, and added some of her favorite flowers.  Who knew that a cheap terracotta pot could be so cute?  If you have a mom that loves to cook (hint hint) fill your flower pot with a mini herb garden so that it can be the gift that keeps on giving.  With Mother's Day right around the corner, give the gift that will last for more than just a day.  My mom still has this flower pot on her back porch.  Fill your flower pot with some nice edible treats and I am sure your mom will reward you with a treat of your own, because where there's a meal, there's a way!

Throwback to Mother's Day Past



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